Riding season has begun...

4.18.2016

Hello, friends! I hope this beautiful spring day finds you all well. =) 

After months of dreaming of getting back on our bike, this last weekend we had perfect warm weather for a get away and it was glorious! We took a ride to Decorah, Iowa, which is an area we haven't really explored much. We will be doing more trips to this lovely area in the future, for sure! 

I made Russ pull over so I could take a picture of this barn quilt. =D 


Minutes from town, there is a lovely waterfall called Dunning Springs. Russ decided to scramble up the hill. Me, being the fearful sensible one, only climbed up a little ways. On the other side of the falls is a staircase that takes you up to the top. That was a much easier climb and the view is spectacular. 


Deborah is also home of Red-Roxy Quilt Company. Be sure to check out their website. It's a lovely shop filled with tempting fabrics and notions. It's worth the trip to visit if you are ever in the area. I walked out with these two Blueberry Park fat quarter bundles. I am trying to stick to my fabric diet...Really, I am, but can you blame me for wanting to bring these beauties home??


Meanwhile, on the home front, a jelly roll and two charm packs of Little Ruby has joined my ever growing stash of Bonnie and Camille fabrics. Eventually some yardage and a fat quarter bundle will be making their way to my home, as well. Ruby and Bliss were my favorites. Little Ruby has a mix of both, as well as a few more prints, only they made the prints at half the size. They are so cute! 



I have also been playing with strings from my scraps. Simple mindless sewing is relaxing to me. I have 220 string triangles finished. I have been playing around with how to lay them out, but nothing has been decided. 


As always, thanks for stopping by. =) One of these days I will have a project to share. I have a few and as soon as the recipients receive their gifts, I'll post them. =) 

Until next time! Have a happy spring!

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10 comments:

  1. I saw lots of sheep items, while traveling to Texas, and thought of you each time.

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  2. Yay for riding weather - that looks like a fun trip, especially with such a lovely prize from the quilt shop! I'll have to look for Little Ruby, it looks like I might really NEED some....

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  3. Amy, Aren't the string scraps addicting. And really they make a very interesting look when you find a design you like. Enjoy the nice weather this is your time of the year. Chris

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  4. What a cool place to hike. I love discovering places like that the DH has never been to. Like your triangles. Great fabric acquisitions.

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  5. Sweet, sweet! 'Tis the season... We just upgraded to a "bicycle built for two" and I'm geeked about the saddlebags! We want to do the Lake Superior Circle Tour next summer by bike. Super excited!

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  6. How nice you got to ride, and scrumptious fabrics!

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  7. Bleat Bleat
    I love these triangles. Now how are you going to do them in a quilt.
    I never tried this strip triangles thing, but I love yours! You are so inspiring.
    Your biking trip looks like it was great fun. So convenient to have a fabric store. Good plan. That fabric is gorgeous. I can't say NO to anything.
    I am so weak. I see, I want. Do I need intervention?
    Happy week-end

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  8. It is nice to get out and explore when the weather is good. I am trying to be on a fabric diet also but I don't think it is possible to stick to. I love the fabrics you purchased, so pretty. I have plans to add a bit of "Little Ruby" to my stash in the near future also.

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  9. What a cool barn! I always love your quilting projects!

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  10. I would get those bundles if I saw them too. The rainbow colors are gorgeous. Your string blocks look great too.

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